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A SQL Server DBA that dabbles in Python, Linux, and math. On the rare occassions I have time, I play Go.


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answered Slashing vs thrusting (bladed weapon vs pointed weapon)
Jul
15
awarded  Teacher
Jul
14
awarded  Editor
Jul
14
revised BJJ: HOW to use technique over strength when rolling?
Clarified
Jul
14
answered BJJ: HOW to use technique over strength when rolling?
Jun
25
comment Aikido forward roll with backpack
Could you elaborate on how these are designed to be rolled over and where they might be found?
May
21
comment is Jun Chong TKD a legitimate TKD dojo for self defense?
Thanks for the clarification.
May
21
comment is Jun Chong TKD a legitimate TKD dojo for self defense?
I would reword this to emphasize that different TKD schools approach it differently, but otherwise I think this is a solid answer. It takes a reasonable position of authority from experience, but also fully explains the reasoning and provides an alternative. It also happens to fit with my limited experience from when I tried TKD.
May
21
comment is Jun Chong TKD a legitimate TKD dojo for self defense?
So, it sounds like the short version is you recommend taking multiple martial arts which focus on full force sparring such as GJJ, boxing, wrestling, and Muay Thai.
Apr
24
comment How should a BJJ practitioner run?
Here is a perspective on running for BJJ: grapplearts.com/Blog/2012/04/cardio-for-the-martial-arts
Apr
24
comment Is weight training useful in martial arts?
I like this answer, except for "Weak people have no business training martial arts". I was extremely weak when I started BJJ, I started lifting because of that. The lifting definitely helps, but I wouldn't be lifting if I wasn't doing BJJ. Perhaps the much weaker statement of "You need to become reasonably strong before you actively start sparring against fully resisting opponents." is more appropriate.
Apr
17
awarded  Civic Duty
Mar
24
comment Why did Kano focus on grappling?
I do not claim to be an expert, but I believe most BJJ schools do not teach striking (or segregate it into a separate MMA class).
Feb
13
comment What information should I consider when choosing a martial art to study?
I respectfully disagree with your thoughts on "guilt factor", though I do prefer the term accountability. I'm much more reliable about getting to the track or gym when I have a workout partner that is expecting me to be there.
Feb
13
comment What information should I consider when choosing a martial art to study?
Agree with all, but really want to emphasize #4. Also, check into the pricing carefully. Some places (many which would fall into "McDojo" but not necessarily all) will wind up far more expensive than they sound at first when you need to buy equipment, "promotion testing", seminars, etc.
Jan
3
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
2
comment What's the physics behind checking kicks?
Do you actually build up cartilege over the shin? My understanding had been that it built up pain tolerance and helped the bone itself grow denser over time. Cartilege is primarily located in joints.
Oct
23
comment What is the most effective martial art in a street fight - no weapons?
@Sardathrion I agree, but I think it has moved closer to a good question. If rephrased to something like "a 1-v-1 fight in urban environment and no weapons" we would have a legitimate question (I don't know what the answer would be or why you would want to ask that question, but it would be a valid question). If changed to "for MMA style rules" we could probably answer empirically by looking at the history of PRIDE and UFC.
Oct
22
awarded  Commentator
Oct
22
comment What is the most effective martial art in a street fight - no weapons?
This could be an interest question if you narrow what you mean by "effective". Effective for MMA is different from effective for self defense which is different from controlling someone without doing serious harm the way a police officer or bouncer would want to. They overlap somewhat of course, but they are different.